On January 10, 2022, the Commission released a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on proposed rules that would require manufacturers of covered apparatus and multichannel video programming distributors to make closed captioning display settings readily accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing pursuant to the Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990 (TDCA).

Comment due dates will be announced when available.  Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at www.fcc.gov/ecfs.  All filings must reference MB Docket No. 12-108.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.     

Links to Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/media-bureau-seeks-refresh-record-closed-captioning-rules  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-20A1.docx  
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-20A1.pdf  
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-20A1.txt  

General information about the accessibility of television and set-top box controls, menus, and program guides is available at https://www.fcc.gov/television-and-set-top-box-controls-menus-program-guides.  For specific questions about this Public Notice, please contact Michael Scurato, Media Bureau, Policy Division, at (202) 418-2083 or Michael.Scurato@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Tuesday, January 11, 2022